Gastrodia vescula D.L.Jones 1991Photo by The Seeds of South Australia Website

Deep Shade Cold LATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Weak Gastrodes - The Lesser Potato Orchid

Flower Size .4 to .48" [1 to 1.2 cm]

Found in Victoria and South Australia in dense heathy forests among leafy acumulations at elevations of 5 to 100 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with an erect, pale brown, often twisted, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence carrying spreading to nodding, tubular flowers occuring in the later spring


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones photo fide;